Franck’s Pharmacy recalls human and veterinary sterile preparations due to possible risk of infection

By on May 26, 2012 in Health, United States Comments

Franck’s Pharmacy announced on Friday, May 25, 2012 that they are recalling human and veterinary sterile preparations due to possible risk of infection, with the affected products those distributed from November 21, 2011 to May 21, 2012.



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According to a post at the official website of Franck’s Pharmacy that day titled ‘Compounded Prescription Recall‘, all non-sterile and compounding or prescriptions from them are not affected by this voluntary recall.

As noted by Franck’s Pharmacy President and CEO Paul Franck on the report, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified them that there was presence of microorganisms and fungal during the environmental sampling of their clean room, which triggered the recall.

“If any of these sterile preparations remains under your control, it is essential that you do not use them and that employing appropriate practices, you destroy all such sterile preparations and all remaining portions of such sterile preparations.” Mr. Franck wrote at Francks.com.

“This recall should be carried out to the User/Physician level. Your assistance is appreciated and necessary to prevent patient illness.” Mr. Franck added, noting that physicians should be advised to review and evaluate their patient records to determine if there were related illness reports.

In addition, the pharmacy strongly advised that those reports should immediately be submitted to Franck’s Compounding Pharmacy and FDA‘s MedWatch program, which they said will update the public as soon they become available to them.

For more information, potentially affected consumers are being invited to contact Franck’s Pharmacy at 352-690-6773, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5 PM, ET, with the company saying that they will be informing affected parties via mail.



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